The Borderlands of Inclusivity: Jovita González and the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement


ACLS Project Development Grants




This project offers the first book-length biography of Jovita González, a historian, folklorist, writer, and teacher from Texas. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, the project contends that González’s personal and professional history serves as a microcosm for the ways in which Mexican American women contributed to the emergence of the Mexican American middle-class, established themselves as intellectuals and leaders in their own right, and engaged with and bolstered the objectives of the Mexican American civil rights movement. This grant will support summer salary and childcare expenses, and will enable archival research.